With SPLOST funding from Cobb County, a $4.5 million recreation center will be built in Kennesaw’s Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive near U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway. Among the many amenities at the 33-acre park now are two lighted tennis courts. (Courtesy of Kennesaw)

Cobb, Kennesaw to build $4.5 million recreation center

Cobb County Government will transfer $4,513,985 to Kennesaw for a new recreation center.

Any additional funding will be paid by the city which will own, maintain and operate the facility.

The Kennesaw City Council approved the agreement 5-0 on Feb. 4.

Cobb will transfer Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds to the city for the funding, designing, engineering, constructing and furnishing of the new recreation center that is listed in the 2016 SPLOST project list.

The center will be in Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive near U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway, a 33-acre park.

Presently, Adams Park includes a community center building, six lighted baseball fields, four lighted softball fields, a lighted soccer field, two lighted tennis courts, a playground, picnic pavilions and shelters, a half-mile concrete trail, indoor and outdoor batting cages, concession buildings, a Scout hut building and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Information: Kennesaw-ga.gov

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